Story & who we are

Film makers since 1959

RHEIN-PLAST and the synthetic material polyethylene

Karl Eisemann, who ran a smithy and installer handicraft enterprise in Ruchheim, now a district of Ludwigshafen, was excited by the application developments in the synthetic material polyethylene (PE) taking place at nearby BASF. This led him to set up his first machines on his premises to produce packaging bags and films, which he then launched on the market. In 1959 he and his brother-in-law Heinrich Schäfer founded RHEIN-PLAST Eisemann & Schäfer, which became RHEIN-PLAST GmbH in 1961. Unfortunately, he could only be with his company for a few years, until shortly before his death in 1966.

A few years after it was founded, both sons, Hermann and Hans-Georg Eisemann, joined the company, followed by the third son, Norbert Eisemann, in 1966. The three brothers jointly took care of the company shares and management. Unfortunately, their father and the founder of the company died that same year. The company premises in Ruchheim were quickly outgrown. The company moved to a completely new building in nearby Ungstein near Bad Dürkheim in 1969. To this day, the headquarters of the RHEIN-PLAST company are still in the hands of the Eisemann families, and to this day, bags and sacks made from PE films are produced in our own blown film extrusion, printing and finishing facilities.

After Hans-Georg Eisemann took his well-deserved retirement, the company is now managed by Roger Eisemann, the son and successor of Norbert Eisemann. In August 2018, Thomas Eisemann (son of Hermann Eisemann, who died in 1978) joined the management team, taking over the sales and marketing departments.